Rating: 4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A savory and aromatic blend of simmered potatoes, peas, and paneer cheese. Use it as a side to your favorite Indian dish or serve it as the main course in an exotic vegetarian meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place garlic and ginger in a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir bay leaves, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cardamom pods, and cloves in hot oil until spices change color and become fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook and stir until onion has softened, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir garlic-ginger puree and green chile pepper into onion mixture; cook and stir until chile pepper is tender, 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in tomatoes. If mixture becomes too thick, add water. Season with chili powder and cumin. Remove tomato mixture from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

  • Transfer mixture to the blender or food processor; puree until smooth. Pour sauce into a saucepan and add butter and fenugreek.

  • Bring sauce to a simmer over medium heat and stir in potatoes. Simmer until potatoes are nearly tender, 10 to 15 minutes; add paneer and frozen peas. Continue to simmer until potatoes and peas are tender, about 5 minutes more. Stir in honey and remaining 1 teaspoon salt.

Tips

Cook's Notes:

There is no easy substitute for paneer cheese. Paneer is a dense cheese with a subtle flavor and a unique texture. If it cannot be found, try to pick up a package of firm Mexican queso blanco. Otherwise, omit the cheese to make aloo matar, or potatoes and peas.

If green cardamom pods are not available, then add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder during the final cooking phase.

If kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) cannot be found, then omit it entirely.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 28.3g; fat 16g; cholesterol 23.8mg; sodium 1192.6mg. Full Nutrition
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